It was a hot day in New York, with temperatures reaching up to 100 degrees on the diamond, and baseballs carrying like crazy. The Braves and the Yankees combined for 9 home runs, tying an MLB season-high for most in a single game. Fortunately for Atlanta, they came out on top, thanks in large part to the heroics of Jason Heyward who had two of the Braves five homers on the afternoon.
Atlanta wasted no time getting to work against Yankee starter Phil Hughes in the 1st. Michael Bourn led off the game with a single, and stole second with two outs. Dan Uggla fouled off several pitches before getting something to hit and rifling a single to left to score Bourn. That brought Freddie Freeman to the plate, who deposited the first pitch he saw into the right-center field seats for a home run and a 3-0 Braves lead.
Home Runs Abound As Heyward And Braves Batter Yankees 10-5
Talking Chop | Jun 20